Rubavu District

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Rubavu District
Shown within Western Province and Rwanda
Shown within Western Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Western
Capital Gisenyi
 • Total 388 km2 (150 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 403,662
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)

Rubavu is a district (akarere) in Western Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Gisenyi, Rwanda's biggest beach resort and border city.


The district lies on the shores of Lake Kivu, around the city of Gisenyi, and just across the border from the Congolese city of Goma. It is also close to Mount Nyiragongo, an active volcano.


Rubavu district is divided into 12 sectors (imirenge): Bugeshi, Busasamana, Cyanzarwe, Gisenyi, Kanama, Kanzenze, Mudende, Nyakiliba, Nyamyumba, Nyundo, Rubavu and Rugerero.


Coordinates: 1°41′S 29°20′E / 1.683°S 29.333°E / -1.683; 29.333